Friday, April 13, 2012

Curriculum Review - Large Group/Small Group - Worship KidStyle by LifeWay!

Worship KidStyle is a Large Group/Small Group curriculum from LifeWay and while they designed it to provide a resource for Children's church, I believe it can also serve as a option for churches to consider as a Sunday School curriculum as well. Allow me to share with you some information about Worship KidStyle!
    Worship KidStyle Summer Pack
  • Publisher - LifeWay  
  • Website - 
  • Price - $189.95 for one quarter for elementary and $129.95 per quarter for preschool
  • Scope - Chronological 
  • Available for 4 year olds through 6th grade
Strengths -
  • Biblically Sound
  • Printed materials are reproducible 
  • High energy program engages children with options for teachers to choose from
  • Some of the lessons reflect a unified scope and sequence
  • Some weeks involve children intentionally in helping to teach the Bible lesson
  • Strong focus on involving the children in worship throughout the time they are there - through singing, praying, giving and hearing God's Word
Would like to see - 
  • Weekly "Live-it" activities to help children take what they learn out the doors of the church and live it in their everyday lives every day.
  • Quarterly service projects to "Put Feet to Their Faith"
  • All lessons written to intentionally engage children in the teaching of the Bible lesson with Bible dramas or other creative methods
  • Optional second service.
Worship KidStyle is written with the goal of intentionally engaging children so they are able to remember, understand and live God's Word for genuinely changed lives. If you are looking for a Large Group/Small Group curriculum with a focus on worship, this curriculum is well worth taking a look at to see if it may be a good "fit" for your ministry! LifeWay says, "Worship KidStyle puts a whole new spin on kids’ worship. It lets kids worship like kids, with fun music videos with motions, cool arts and crafts, attention-holding, life-application videos, and more . . . we designed it just for kids!"


  1. Our church is currently using this curriculum in sunday school. I am a grade 1&2 sunday school teacher and have really enjoyed the different ideas for crafts and games! But our church is now changing from one service to two and I would like curriculum that offers a balance of large group time at the begining (drama, music and maybe video or object lesson)and then brake off into small groups to dig deep into the word. The kids then can have the best of both worlds.

  2. The curriculum makes mention of a large game mat in several places, but I can't seem to find it on Lifeway's page. Any ideas what they are talking about?

    1. Try contacting LifeWay or ask your local Christian Book store if they handle LifeWay curriculum - they might know, too.